**Recent Books (Since 2000)**

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**Boundary Element
Analysis: Theory & Programming**

by Ameen Mohammed

List Price: $79.95

Hardcover - 256 pages 1st edition (

CRC Press; ISBN: 0849310016

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**Boundary and Finite Elements
Theory and Problems : Theory and Problems**

by J. Raamachandran

List Price: $45.95

Hardcover - 376 pages (September 2000)

CRC Press; ISBN: 0849309360

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**Programming
the Boundary Element Method: An Introduction for Engineers**

by Gernot Beer

List Price: $70.00

Paperback (April 2001)

John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471863335

Other Editions: Hardcover

Providing an easy introduction to the boundary element method, this book is ideal for any reader wishing to work in this field or use this method for the solution of engineering problems. From the beginning, the emphasis is on the implementation of the method into computer programs which can be used to solve real problems. The book covers two- and three-dimensional linear and non-linear analysis in potential flow (heat flow and seepage) and static elasticity. Several computer programs are listed in the book and may be downloaded free of charge via the INTERNET. They include programs and subroutines for

- 2-D analysis of potential problems using
the Trefftz method
- 2-D and 3-D linear analysis of potential
and static elasticity problems using isoparametric elements (single and
multiple regions)
- Implementation of non-linear problems
- Coupling to finite elements

The programs (written in FORTRAN 90) are well documented and can be employed by the user to gain experience with the method through the solution of small test examples. Furthermore, readers may use them as a starting point for developing their own boundary element package. In addition, exercises are included in most chapters involving the use of the programs with answers given in an Appendix, and a number of interesting industrial applications in the areas of mechanical, civil and geotechnical engineering are presented.

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**Wave Propagation in Viscoelastic
and Poroelastic Continua : A Boundary Element Approach
(Lecture Notes in Applied Mechanics, V. 2)**

by Martin Schanz

List Price: $79.95

Hardcover (April 2001)

Springer Verlag; ISBN: 3540416323

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**Strongly Elliptic
Systems and Boundary Integral Equations**

by William McLean

List Price: $32.95

Paperback (February 2000)

Other Editions: Hardcover

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**Boundary Element
Acoustics: Fundamentals and Computer Codes**

by T. W. Wu

List Price: $149.00

Hardcover - 256 pages 1st edition Vol 7 (

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**Boundary Integral and
Singularity Methods for Linearized Viscous Flow (****Cambridge**** Texts in Applied Mathematics, No. 8)**

by C. Pozrikidis

List Price: $74.95

Hardcover (February 1992)

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**The Boundary Element
Method in Geophysics (Geophysical Monograph Series, No. 9)**

by Shi-Zhe Xu

List Price: $43.00

Paperback (July 2001)

Society of Exploration Geophysicists; ISBN: 1560801050

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**Boundary Element Method in Contact
Problems for Elastic Spatial and Nonhomogeneous Bases
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**(3d-Problems of
Numerical Geotechnique) **

by Sergey M. Aleynikov

List Price: $30.00

ISBN: 5930930538

Hardcover (July 2000) 754 pages

Publishing House of Civil Engineering Universities Association,

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**Advanced Mathematical
and Computational Mechanics Aspects of the Boundary Element Method**

ed. Tadeusz Burczynski

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2001

Copy of Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-7081-3

price: EUR 175.00/USD 152.00/GBP 107.00

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**A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BOUNDARY
ELEMENT METHODS**

with the software library BEMLIB

C. Pozrikidis

Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2002

ISBN: 1584883235, 440 pages,

Current price: USD 99.95

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**Boundary Element
Programming in Mechanics**

Gao, XW
& Davies TG,

May 2002, 254 Pages, 86 line diagrams, 11 tables

Hardback, 0-521-77359-8, Price is 75

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**Boundary
Elements: Theory and Applications **

J.T. Katsikadelis

Hardbound, 330 pages and CD-ROM with computer codes

Elsevier Science, June 2002

ISBN: 0-08-044107-6

USD 112, EUR 112

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**Boundary Element
Analysis of Cracks in Shear Deformable Plates and Shells**

T. DIRGANTARA

ISBN: 1-85312-950-X

Series: Topics in Engineering Vol 43

Published: 2002

Publisher: WIT Press

Pages: 272pp

www.witpress.com/acatalog/950X.html

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**THE MESHLESS LOCAL PETROV-GALERKIN
(MLPG) METHOD **

ATLURI,S.N; & SHEN,S

Year of Publication: 2002

ISBN: 0-9657001-5-1

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**THE SCALED
BOUNDARY FINITE ELEMENT METHOD**

author: JOHN P WOLF

publication date: february 2003

ISBN: 0 471 486 825

publisher: John Wiley and Sons

371 pages Hbk

SCALED BOUNDARY FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, a fundamental-solution-less boundary-element method based on finite elements, combines the advantages of the boundary-element method (spatial discretisation reduced by one, boundary condition at infinity satisfied exactly) and of the finite-element method (no fundamental solution required, no singular integrals, anisotropic material processed without any additional computational effort).in addition, the scaled boundary finite element method presents appealing features of its own (analytical solution inside the domain permits stress singularities to be determined directly, no spatial discretisation of certain boundaries such as crack faces and free surfaces and interfaces between different materials).it also combines the advantages of the analytical and numerical methods. the book serves two goals which can be persued independently. part 1 is a primer, with a model problem addressing the simplest wave propagation but still containing all essential features. part 2 derives for statics, elastodynamics and diffusion the fundamental equations and discusses the solution procedures from scratch in great detail. The scaled boundary finite method can be used to analyse any bounded and unbounded media governed by linear elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations. in solid mechanics the superiority of the scaled boundary finite element method manifests itself overwhelmingly in two types of analyses: in the presence of singularities in statics and dynamics and for unbounded media satisfying rigorously the boundary (radiation) condition at infinity.

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**Boundary Element
Methods for Engineers and Scientists**

Springer Verlag,

2003 XVI, 488 p. 145 illus. Hardcover

ISSBN 3-540-00463-7

Recommended Retail Price: EUR 79.95 *

This introductory course on the classical Boundary Element Method also contains advanced topics such as the Dual Reciprocity and the Hybrid Boundary Element Methods. The latter methods are extensions that permit the application of BME to anisotropic materials, as well as multi-field problems and fluid-structure interaction. The class-tested textbook offers a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the subject, including worked-out examples that describe all the basic features of the method. The first two chapters not only establish the mathematical basis for BEM but also review the basics of continuum mechanics for field problems, perhaps a unique feature for a text on numerical methods. This helps the reader to understand the physical principles of the field problems, to apply the method judiciously, and to critically evaluate the results.

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**Boundary Element
Analysis: Theory & Programming**

by Ameen Mohammed

List Price: $79.95

Hardcover - 256 pages 1st edition (

CRC Press; ISBN: 0849310016

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**Boundary Element
Methods for Soil-Structure Interaction**

Hardcover
– 410 pages (June 2003)

Kluwer Academic Publishers; ISBN;
1-4020-1300-0

This
state-of-the-art book consists of up to date contributions from leading
European researchers and practitioners centred on Soil-Structure Interaction
problems. The Boundary Element Method is used as an appropriate solution
technique for these problems involving complex geometries, and often unbounded
media. For non-linear problems the Boundary Element Method is used in
conjunction with the Finite Element Method. Other topics are treated, such as
Fracture Mechanics, from which advanced methods may be taken for future use in
Earthquake Engineering. Overall the book provides an authoritative guide to the
literature on the subject covered and is expected to be an invaluable tool for
practising engineers, students and scholars in the fields of Structural,
Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering. Engineers and students may readily
locate the materials or methods available for the solution of their particular
problem while scholars may discover methods previously not considered for the
particular application in hand. The book should also be of interest to the
larger community of applied mathematicians and software developers in a field
where the Boundary Element Method can provide a wealth of relevant and
efficient solutions. Finally the book can be used as a starting point for
research and for the investigation of unsolved problems in Soil-Structure and
Fluid-Structure- Soil Interaction, particularly non-linear coupled problems
which could be advantageously approached by means of the Boundary Element
Method.